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Madeira Beach

Nestled between Treasure Island and Redington Beach is a quiet Gulf Beach municipality known as Madeira Beach. Just two miles long, this beach community is perfect for families and couples longing for a peaceful tropical getaway on Florida’s Gulf coast.

While there are some hotels nearby, most people stay in vacation condos on Madeira Beach. Beachfront condos on Madeira Beach can be found relatively cheaper than waterfront condos on other beaches like St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach, and they offer a much more private, family-friendly atmosphere.

If you’re going to visit Madeira Beach, you have to check out John’s Pass Village. It’s an old fishing village that caters to both tourists and locals, offering an assortment of beach shops and restaurants like Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, The Hut, Gators, The Friendly Fisherman, and more.

You can also take a ride on some wave runners, go deep sea fishing for grouper, go parasailing, or look for dolphins with Hubbard’s Dolphin Watch, all at John’s Pass Boardwalk. Cool off afterwards with an iced mocha or a smoothie

Madrid, Spain

If you are visiting Europe for the first time, you should not miss Madrid Spain and its vibrant, colorful and very friendly atmosphere. Moreover, the cost of living in Madrid Spain is slightly cheaper compared to other parts of Europe so if you are on a tight budget, Madrid is a good option for you. This place can offer you a lot of things for less.

Getting Around and Enjoying Your Stay in Madrid

There are plenty of things to see and do while staying in this beautiful city. If you are staying for a few weeks, you will have the luxury of time to explore the city at a leisurely pace. However, if you cannot stay long and you only have a couple of days to explore the city, you need to make sure that you visit some of the most interesting places that Madrid Spain has to offer.

To be able to visit the most interesting parts of the city, you need to understand the general lay-out of the city of Madrid. It

Top Tourist Destinations Around The World

1. Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a popular place that everyone wants to visit. Many travelers all over the world would love to see Los Angeles as the Hollywood is located here. It is also a hub of television movies and television shows. It has got 5 major airports that make the travelers more convenient. They can enjoy their traveling with rent a car service instead of hiring service providers. Los Angeles also called LA has got a world class cuisine. It is a cosmopolitan area. Art lovers can enjoy visiting the Paul Museum and it has got a Wide collection of art Gallery. Los Angeles has many Mexican restaurants and shops. It also got sunny beaches to enjoy your vacation. Venice beach and the Santa Monica are the famous beach is located in an impressive area. On the whole, LA is a wonderful destination to travel during all seasons.

2. Thailand

Thailand is a land of smiles as you can find many friendly people welcome you with a nice smile on their face which is really

Beaches of the Eastern Cape

Jeffrey’s Bay

Famous all over the world, at least amongst the surfing community, Jeffrey’s Bay has reputedly one of the best swells in the world. The annual international surfing competition the ‘Billabong Pro’ has been held here for many years. Walking South Africa’s most famous surf beach, you may catch sight of some well-known faces from the pro-surfing circuit and, for those with a taste for adventure, it is the perfect place to try out that long-held ambition to ‘hang ten’ with your ‘toes on the nose’! Popular sites for the more experienced surfers are Magna Tubes, Kitchen Windows, Boneyards, Supertubes and Tubes.

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is another town popular with surfers, but don’t worry, if surfing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied. With over 40km of wide, sandy beaches, Port Elizabeth caters for pretty much every type of holiday maker. The warm, calm waters are tempting enough to entice even the most timid swimmer; and the seemingly endless stretches of golden beaches are ideal for leisurely walking. South Africa has a wonderful marine-life and Port Elizabeth is the ideal place to experience it; treat yourself to

Costa Tropical, Spain

Costa Tropical is the most ideal place to relax and holiday. It is not only its beautiful picturesque places, it is its weather, mild whispering wind and the warm Mediterranean water; it is something unique. Ah! There is the Sierra Nevada Mountain which enhances the beauty of this tiny village. Interestingly, the average temperature of this village and its surrounding places is 20 degrees, one will certainly appreciate it is a heaven. It is not just that, there are many places of interest in and around Costa Tropical.

Beaches

The most ideal place for a relaxing holiday; enjoy the beautiful surrounding, play water sports, walk, exercise, go fishing and what not. It is a wonderful experience. Of course there are many restaurants to relish as you relax and exercise.

Almunecar

This neighbor of Costa Tropical is a resort town which was once under the Phoenicians; now it is controlled by a Municipality. It is not only the beach; the city is rich in many monuments which have historic importance. The amphitheaters, churches and some historic buildings are some of the most interesting places of Almunecar. This city is rich in underwater wealth. It is

New Zealand Walking Holiday

New Zealand is often described in terms of its two main islands. Many areas of the North Island have a distinctive ‘Pacific Island’ feel with beautiful beaches, luscious flora and a volcanic appearance to much of the countryside. It is home to the bulk of New Zealand’s population and is proud of its multi-cultural status, and has a strong Maori legacy and presence. Auckland and Wellington are two major cities well worth exploring, as is Napier. Rotorua is world-famous for its geysers, hot steam vents and bubbling mud pools. The Bay of Islands contains marvellous opportunities for exploring the multitude of islets and sandy coves. Not to be missed also is the Tongariro National Park which contains stunning scenery.

The South Island is different! Much more sparsely populated, the island contains a vast range of natural spectacles including mountains, glaciers and fjords. It is home to the Southern Alps and some of the world’s most breathtaking views of mountains, lakes and coastlines. The largest town is Christchurch and other major attractions include Mount Cook with its alpine scenery; Te Anau with its fjords; Queenstown with its scenery and adventure leisure opportunities; and the Fox and Franz Joseph

Top Lake in New Zealand

Lake Rotorua

The second largest lake on the North Island of New Zealand, Lake Rotorua was formed in the crater of a volcano. Tinged a slightly yellow colour by the sulphur for which the area is renowned, the lake is perhaps not too tempting for a swim. However, if you’re in New Zealand walking, you’ll find no better route than around a section of the lake. Once you’ve seen the water close up, you may like to get an aerial view by taking a trip on the Skyline Skyride gondola, where you can enjoy the phenomenal view and even do a little shopping in the souvenir shops and restaurants. From the top of the gondola, you will get a fantastic view of Mokoia Island, which Maori legend names as the setting of the great love story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai.

Lake Taupo

Also found on the North Island, Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s biggest and most impressive lake. Created by the largest volcanic eruption that has been recorded within the last 5000 years, the freshwater lake is a beautiful shade of blue from which it is difficult to avert your gaze. One of the most

Museums And Galleries in New York

The Museum Of Modern Art

Arguably the most popular and influential museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art is packed full of modern and contemporary art which showcases a diverse range of talent from all over the world. Founded in 1929 and located in central Manhattan, the museum displays artwork in a range of different media, including photography, architecture and illustrated books, as well as paintings and sculptures, all of which date from the 1880s up until the present day. No matter how many times you experience sightseeing in New York, the ever-changing exhibitions and collections will ensure that there is always something new for you to see.

The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art, or ‘the Whitney’ as it is commonly called, focuses on 20th and 21st century American art and, in particular, the work of the nation’s living artists. For those who are looking to get a true sense of the country that they are in, this really is an essential experience as part of their sightseeing. New York saw the opening of the Whitney in 1931, when it was originally sited on West Eighth Street

Stunning Tourist Sites in Russia

1. Palace Square : After the imperial squares of Moscow acquired significance, Palace square was soon created in Petersburg, Russia. The enormous and outstanding formal court attracts many of the vacationers because it depicts the ancient struggle of the terrific politicians of Russian Federation in the early twentieth century.

2. The Alexander Column : Auguste de Montferrand built the traditional Alexander Column in 1833. He had also built the well known St. Isaac’s Cathedral. This astounding column is placed so that it aligns to perfection with Winter Palace entry in addition to the triumph arch.

3. The General Staff Building : You should certainly go to this traditional monument the General Staff Building. It is ordered by Alexander 1 in 1819. This Historical monument faces the Winter Palace which also positions the wonderful triumphal arch that is the most crucial monument to war as opposed to the great Napoleon. Although, this monument is not open for holidaymakers and usual public, since they truly need to protect this architectural development created by the good people.

4. The Admiralty : In the year 1823, the Admiralty was made for administering the Russian Navy. Andreyan Zakharov built this

Treasure Island, Florida

Treasure Island Beach is a charming beach town right off the waters of St. Petersburg, Florida. It boasts some of the widest beaches in Florida, and its family-centered demographics make it an ideal vacation spot for families, and folks looking for a relaxing getaway. In fact, Babe Ruth owned a Treasure Island beachfront house after he retired.

Not too much has changed since the Babe lived out this way – it still attracts a number of tourists, but not the large crowds you see at Clearwater Beach. Treasure Island is actually one of the few places you can still enjoy ‘Old Florida,’ just as the Babe did, with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and recreation activities.

Deep Sea Fishing – Enjoy a group fishing expedition with your family. Set sail from the docks of John’s Pass Marina and explore local area waterways in search of a big catch! There are several fishing charters in Treasure Island that offer affordable fishing expedition packages for the whole family.

Waverunner Rentals – You can rent waverunners on the beach and on Boca Ciega Bay. Most charge around $60 hour an hour rental, but you can typically fit

Popular Attraction in Vietnam and Cambodia

Archeologists date Vietnam’s genesis to approximately 300,000 years ago. Official history, however, dates Vietnam’s beginnings to about 4,000 years ago. Although the French governed Vietnam from 1858-1954, the name “Vietnam” conjures images of the war with the United States, which ended more than twenty years ago. Today, Vietnam welcomes tourists from many nations to its lush, green interior, where striking cultural sights and sounds abound. With tropical temperatures year round and the welcoming smiles of its people, the country is a popular destination for tourists seeking an off the beaten track” journey that artfully blends the physical with the spiritual.

Cambodia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand to the south, Thailand to the east, Vietnam to the West, and Laos to the North, was founded from 802 to 1431 A.D., stretching during its peak as far as the Thailand-Burma Border in the west and Wat Phou of Laos in the north. Ancient Khmer rulers enforced unity among and enhanced prosperity, leaving behind exceptional monuments such as Angkor Wat and numerous unique sculptures and artifacts, as well as a people who pride themselves on showcasing their country’s stunning contrasts.

The most popular Vietnam and Cambodian attractions include:
Vietnam

Travel Destinations For Hiking

The Alps

This impressive mountain range is ideal for hikers who wish to revel in the many cultural delights of Europe whilst enjoying some outstanding scenery. The larger peaks such as Mont Blanc (the highest mountain in Western Europe) are particularly popular with experienced hikers but can also be dangerous due to the risk of avalanches and sudden changes in weather conditions. A popular resort is Chamonix (France) which is an ideal base from which to hike across the popular mountains of Aiguille de Bionnassay, Aiguille du Midi and Dèmes de Miage.

Yosemite National Park

The incredible scenery of Yosemite in California is perfect for all hikers, from beginners upwards. Experienced hikers can take a cable car up Half Dome or head up to the top of Yosemite Falls and enjoy phenomenal panoramic views from there.

Iceland

Hot springs, dramatic caves and cliffs, impressive waterfalls and the unique, vibrant Nordic culture has given Iceland a reputation as one of the world’s premier hiking destinations. During the months of June and July, hikers can enjoy almost constant daylight and witness stunning ‘near’ sunsets lasting for hours around the midnight twilight, when the sun stays

Superb Places to Go Walking in Greece

Samaria Gorge

At around 18 kilometres in length, the Samaria Gorge is the longest in Europe and is one of the biggest tourist attractions on the island, playing host to thousands of visitors between May and October each year. Situated in the prefecture of Chania in south west Crete, the gorge runs from the Omalos Plateau in the White Mountains to the village of Agia Roumeli on the southern coast. Taking between four and seven hours to walk, the route covers some quite rough terrain but is still suitable for the inexperienced, although walkers are recommended to wear sensible walking boots. Those taking part in the guided walk during the summer months, especially during July and August, are also advised to take plenty of sun screen and drinking water along with them, although there are places en route where you can buy bottled water. With steep cliffs and forests of pine and cypress, the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful and the gorge is also home to around 450 different species of plants (all of which are protected and may not be picked or removed from the gorge). If you are lucky, you might also catch sight of one

The Natural Side Of Cape Town

One of the best ways to experience the natural side of this beautiful place is also one of the simplest. With so many gorgeous white sandy beaches and lovely bays with stupendous backdrops of mountains and beautiful scenery just beckoning you, you could simply lie on them all day in the sunshine. Alternatively, paddling in the tidal pools is not only a great way to cool off, it also provides the opportunity to take in the magnificent views around you.

Tortoises, Baboons And Whales, Oh My!

If you’re looking for more active ways of experiencing nature, then the Cape Point Nature Reserve may be more interesting to you. Still relaxing, and with so much to offer, you could spend all day strolling along the numerous walking trails and taking in every sight. Home to around 250 species of birds and four different species of tortoise, as well as baboons, ostriches and antelope, the reserve is a nature lover’s dream. As you look out across the ocean, keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins too, as you can see a number of varieties of each; or see how many of the area’s more than 1,000 species

Maldives Holiday

Maldives holidays especially Maldives honeymoon are known all throughout the world. This island country comprising of twenty six atolls situated on the equator south west of Sri Lanka is famous the world over as a paradise destination. The soft sands and good weather beckon travelers to book Maldives packages and enjoy a saty in the islands.

The powdery white sands of its beaches are truly spectacular. Untouched coral reefs support a bountiful exotic marine life, making snorkeling very exciting. Most resorts provide complementary gear and even waterproof or underwater cameras for guests who forget to bring their own. Popular beaches are those on the Cocoa Island, Nika, Kuda Bandos Island, and Banyan Tree Island. The city of Male, the capital of Maldives, also has great beaches. Visitors should refrain from nudity and topless sunbathing as this is not allowed by the government and will offend the sensibilities of the locals.

Another great activity to fill up your Maldives holidays is fishing. Night fishing in particular is popular among tourists. The star-filled skies and still waters provide great conditions for just relaxing and waiting for the fish to bite. While on a Maldives honeymoon couples can enjoy

Travel to Balearic Islands

Travel to the Balearic Islands will bring you into a world of rapture. Surrounded by Mediterranean Sea, this paradise includes a group of four breathtaking islands including Cabrera, Menorca, Mallorca and Ibiza. The climate of the islands is also an attraction that caters to both warmth and health with sunlight all round the year.

Apart from 24 hours parties that keep happening on the island, the visitors also gets to experience and see the Gothic cathedrals, never-ending orchards that are laden with oranges and olives, fishing villages and ruins of Stone Age. The fact that one can enjoy the sun on the magnificent white sandy beaches along with the rich culture and hospitality that people offer makes this island one of the most favorite destination for holidays.

Ibiza is known for the cobalt blue water, breathtaking sceneries and shimmering beaches that it has. It is the perfect place for a night bird, especially those who like to hop from one nightclub to another. Menorca is also the perfect place would like to experience its retained and outstanding natural beauty.

While you are in Balearic Islands for holidays, you must not miss Formentera Island, yet another

Must Visit Places in Spain

THE ALHAMBRA PALACE – GRANADA

The ‘Red Palace’ in Granada is an important historical monument and one of the best tourist attractions that Spain have. The Alhambra has been under the control of both – the Muslims and the Christian and because of that the place has buildings of different architectures. The gardens in this place are world-famous and unbelievably beautiful.

THE MEZQUITA – CORDOBA

This is a present-day Christian church that he used to be a Mosque in the past. The arches and pillars that are crossed to arrive at the Catholic shrines is magnificent Arabic work. The building was made in 796 A.D. and it is an attraction that you must not miss watching.

BARCELONA

Barcelona is considered one of the most beautiful cities that Spain and world have. Known for being both historical and modern, the city is connected with excellent air links and high-speed train network.

LA TOMATINA – BUNYOL

The festivals that conjure up here are the craziest one. The place is known for having giant tomato fights that take place each August transforming a quiet and serene Bunyol village into a fanatical town. The village

Fresno, California

For many years the district has established itself as an agricultural hub. Nevertheless, Fresno has also become a tourism ground thanks to its amazing attractions and annual events. Travel to Fresno and enjoy the amazing scenery and picturesque landscape.

Fresno Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Fresno sits in the central region of California. The area is filled with various sports and outdoor activities throughout the year.

The Woodward Park in Northern Fresno is a 10 acre bike park with progression based riding.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains is the perfect place for hiking and trekking. Get to new heights and reach the summit in these locations: Dinkey Creek, Kaiser Peak, Shaver Lake, Tamarack Ridge, Tollhouse, and Wishon.

Horseback riding is an excellent leisure activity in Fresno. You can enjoy this-one-of- kind recreation in the following areas: pack stations at Sequoia National Forest, Wonder Valley Ranch and Resort, and Huntington Lake.

For hunting and fishing, there is Hume Lake and Woodward Park/Jensen Sports Complex.

The amazing rapids of Kings River and San Joaquin River Parkway are the best locations for white-water rafting and kayaking. While others enjoy the exhilarating ride on the river, some

Overview Of China

The official name of the country is the People’s Republic of China. China covers a land mass of over 3.7 million square miles, making it a large country indeed. The capital is Beijing. Other major cities include Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Harbin, and Chengdu.

With such a massive land area, you can image that there is a wide variety of terrain in the country. Generally, one can find plains, deltas and hills in the east, while mountains, high plateaus and a vast desert exists in the west. The climate ranges from tropical in the far south to arctic cold in the far north on the border with Siberia, Russia.

The people of China are known as Chinese. The most recent population study put the total number of Chinese at over 1.3 billion people, more than four times as many people as found in the United States. Population growth, however, has slowed to roughly half a percent annually. The reason for the slow down is very controversial. Concerned about economic strain caused by population growth, China has implemented a policy of allowing for only one child per family with some minor exceptions. Enforcement of this

Miami Beach

Originally established in 1915, the city, located in the Miami-Dade County of Florida, changed its name to Miami Beach in 1917. It is a city known not only for the excitements that it offers as a seaside resort but also for its cultural and artistic heritage.

The city’s Art-Deco style architecture won recognition in 1979 when the city’s Art-Deco Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures built during the period 1923-43 provide the architectural basis for declaring the district a historic place of national importance. Besides Art-Deco, Mediterranean and Streamline Moderne are the other architectural styles that are well represented in the district.

The city’s South Beach is one of the most popular areas. Being a great draw to European tourists and largely influenced by their preferences, South Beach is one of the few public beaches in the country that tolerate topless sunbathing. Today, this part of the city is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants and oceanfront hotels.

The city is also very well known for its nightlife, fine dining culture, bike riding and shopping. While the once down-trodden Lincoln